Friday, April 24, 2009

It Takes a Village to Assemble a Window

Or: I assembled my new window design at Fire Finch in the Village, with the helpful hand of Amanda B. Perfect for summer- the swing, the tree, the grass; it just makes me want to go to the park! If you are in Hillsboro Village swing by ( get it "swing" by, hahaha) and check out the fruits of my labor.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This Is What's Next

It's the new window display at Rodney Mitchell's in Hillsboro Village. This one came together like a fun little puzzle. The portrait was already done (not by me), and suggested for use in this new set up. After a bit of pondering, I decided to paint baby pieces to make a substantial canvas family. In the spirit of Earth Day I incorporated my recycling -as well as some from my thoughtful friends- to make a tin can army on the window ledge. These tin cans are similar to an artist's jar of brushes, and since in this case the artists are hair stylists,instead of paintbrushes they are full of combs! It came together with a bright pop- arty feel to it- perfect for the sunny days we're about to have!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hmmm That's Interesting

What's next?

Extended Hours at Magpie!

Yes! In case you missed the opening but are still interested in seeing my (and Duncan's) work, I've got good news. Magpie, etc. has so far been open on Saturdays from 12- 5. Starting next week, the hard working ladies of Magpie are offering extended hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 12- 5:00.Yippppeeeee!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just Like Old Times

Well, not totally, I guess. My opening reception last night went off wonderfully well. Duncan's work looked great, and mine (including the BRAND NEW piece!) showed continuity and progress that I am so pleased with. It's been a minute since I've been this happy with an art show of mine. So, that's what I mean by "just like old times". Last night gave me an energizing, hopeful reminder; THIS is why I do it. Yeah- I don't need to have a reason, but coincidentally I do: I do this because I love it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Two More Days!

It's getting close! Only 2 more days till the opening at Magpie, Etc. I'm thrilled to be working with a group of people such as these. Emily and Rhiannon, Magpie co-owners, are local artists who took a leap and opened their very own galler-udio in the 12th South neighborhood. Their dedication is much appreciated by the community and is gaining media attention; most recently they were featured in a podcast by the Tennessean (you'll need to click the second image down on the left)! Duncan is a SCAD graduate, a brilliant painter, and all- around- creative guy. Together we will join forces and take over the world! Or at the least to start with, we'll put on one stellar show on Saturday night.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter To All My Peeps!

A very special announcement:

"Do I Really Need A Reason?"
Featuring artists Duncan McDaniel and Sarah Shearer

for the complete press release click here

Magpie,etc, a gallery of sorts
2227 10th Avenue South

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sneaky Peek

Did I just spell "peek" right? I'm tired and in that place where the longer I think about how to spell a word, the less sense it makes. If I've spelled it right, it says "keep" backwards. WOW- I'll stop now.
This is a tiny preview of my current work. Wonder if I'll be able to finish it this week?